Chief Nursing Officer- Voyages Sugar Land, Texas
Company: Post Acute Medical, LLC
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Description Chief Nursing Officer Voyages of Sugar Land, TX The
Chief Nursing Officer is responsible for overall delivery of care
to patients and oversight of the clinical milieu. Directs all
nursing service activities for the facility assigned by making
recommendations for staff/patient ratios, by maintaining a system
to determine and provide adequate staff for provision of
appropriate nursing care, by serving as a liaison between staff and
administration, by promoting productivity of staff, by developing
and implementing policies and procedures for nursing service in
compliance with Voyages policies and procedures and accreditation
standards. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
This is an exempt position. RESPONSIBILITIES Nursing Service
Management --- Responsible for ensuring contracted staff are
cleared through appropriate agencies prior to working in a Voyages
--- Directs all nursing service activities.
--- Maintains system to determine and provide adequate staffing for
provision of appropriate nursing care.
--- Serves as a liaison between staff and administration.
--- Promotes and monitors productivity of staff.
--- Implements policies and procedures for nursing service in
compliance with Voyages guidelines and accreditation standards.
--- Assures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of charge
capture and rentals.
--- Monitors nursing dollars and NHPPD weekly.
--- Implements strategies to improve nursing service functions.
--- Promotes and maintains relationships with the medical
--- Cooperates with other departments and shares resources
--- Assures adherence to system-wide, as well as service area,
safety and infection control procedures by: disseminating
information to staff regarding safety, internal and external
disaster, infection control, and administrative policies;
conducting monthly staff meetings; providing staff counseling and
commendation as appropriate.
--- Assures that all physical properties in nursing areas are kept
in good state of repair and operating condition by: maintaining a
safe and clean department; justifying replacement of equipment
and/or new equipment purchase; assuring equipment inventory is up-
to-date; providing equipment and safety in-services as needed.
--- Participates in the development and implementation of a
system-wide plan for the delivery of rehabilitation nursing
--- Implements, supervises and coordinates nursing services by:
ensuring evaluation, treatment, and re-evaluation are timely;
assuring discharge planning; reviewing and revising policies and
procedures as necessary; reviewing the program on an annual
--- Leads the Nurse Advisory Committee (TX facilities only).
--- Serves on committees as requested and completes assigned tasks
in a timely fashion.
--- Acts as a liaison between other Voyages departments and
hospitals. Reviews and monitors compliance with contracts for
patient care services, (e.g., nursing agencies and HBOT) and
assures current licensure and competency of contract staff.
--- Represents Voyages in the community in a manner that attracts
clients to its services. Staff Education Management --- Assures
competency of staff by providing administrative oversight of
orientation and in-service training programs for professional and
non-professional nursing staff by: assuring proper credentialing of
all new nursing staff; assuring orientation of new staff to service
area and hospital policies, procedures and routines; assuring the
planning and organizing of in-services related to rehabilitation
nursing, safety, infection control, new equipment, etc.
--- Implements a clinical skills lab, based on the needs of the
--- Responsible for restraint education Patient Care Quality
Improvement Management --- Works collaboratively with DQM and
assures planning and implementation of a QAPI program by: assigning
responsibility; delineating the scope of care; identifying
important aspects of care; identifying indicators; establishing
thresholds for evaluation; collecting and organizing data;
evaluating care being monitored; taking action to solve identified
problems; assessing the actions and documenting improvement;
communicating relevant information to the organization's QI
--- Is available for 24-hour call. Performs duties of staff nurse
as necessary. Represents nursing in hospital-wide planning, medical
staff, safety, and quality assessment and improvement council.
Attends and participates in interdepartmental meetings. Provides
input to administration about projects or programs that would
enhance the direction of the hospital. Employee Health Infection
Control Program Management --- Provides clinical supervision for
the activities and performance of the staff member assigned to
Employee Health and Infection Control functions.
--- Monitors trends, outcomes and assures appropriate reporting and
compliance with regulations. Leadership --- Inclusiveness: Promotes
cooperation, fairness and equity; shows respect for people and
their differences; works to understand perspectives of others;
demonstrates empathy; brings out the best in others and in his/her
--- Managing Staff: Coaches, evaluates, develops, and inspires
staff. Sets expectations. Recognizes achievements. Effectively
manages conflict. Aligns dept. goals with company goals. Provides
feedback, group leadership. Delegates appropriately. Evaluations
completed on time.
--- Stewardship and Resource Management: Demonstrates
accountability and sound judgment in managing company resources.
Appropriate understanding of confidentiality and company values.
Adheres to and supports company policies, procedures and safety
--- Problem-Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in
seeking solutions. Conducts appropriate analysis. Searches for best
solutions. Effectively and efficiently implements appropriate
response to correct problem. Responds promptly and effectively to
--- Decision-Making: Makes clear, consistent decisions. Acts with
integrity in all decisions. Distinguishes relevant from irrelevant
information. Makes timely, appropriate decisions.
--- Strategic Planning and Organizing: Understands company vision
and aligns priorities accordingly. Measures outcomes. Uses feedback
to redirect as required. Evaluates alternatives. Appropriately
organizes complex issues to desirable resolution.
--- Communication: Connects with peers, subordinate employees and
all customers. Actively listens. Clearly and effectively shares
information. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication
skills. Negotiates effectively.
--- Quality Improvement: Strives for efficient, effective, high
quality performance in self and the department. Delivers timely and
accurate results. Resilient when responding to matters that are
challenging. Takes initiative to make improvements.
--- Leadership: Motivates others. Accepts responsibility. Maintains
high morale in department. Develops trust and credibility. Expects
honest and ethical behavior of self and staff.
--- Teamwork: Encourages cooperation and collaboration. Builds
effective teams. Works in partnership with others. Is flexible.
Responsive to the needs of others.
--- Development: Maintains up-to-date skills through involvement
with professional organizations or continuing education. Customer
Service --- Maintains the highest level of customer service via
courtesy, compassion and positive communication.
--- Promotes the Mission and Vision of Voyages within the work
environment and the community.
--- Respects dignity and confidentiality by adherence to all
applicable policies and procedures. Health and Safety --- Works in
a manner that promotes safety; wears clothing appropriate to the
performance of the job.
--- Participates in OSHA required training.
--- Follows universal precautions as appropriate for position;
complies with Employee Health requirements for continued
--- Reports unsafe practices to management.
--- Knows own role in case of an emergency. QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training: Must possess RN licensure in good standing
in the state where the hospital resides. MSN in psychiatric nursing
is required or enrolled in a Master's program with an anticipated
completion within 5 years. Crisis management certification per
hospital policy and standards required. Experience: Regardless of
degree (AD, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters) a minimum of five years of
clinical nursing experience in the care of behavioral health
patients is required and three years of experience in nursing
management preferred. Current BLS and ACLS required. Certification
in a specified field preferred (CNE, CRRN, CCRN, PCCN).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: --- Ability to express ideas and
views effectively when speaking to groups, hospital managers and
--- Cognitive ability to gather and analyze data and prepare
reports and to evaluate reports, programs and other data against
both judgmental and verifiable criteria.
--- Numerical ability to evaluate statistical data and to make
various computations in planning departmental operations and
--- Organizational ability to plan and control the entire
activities of the nursing service department, etc.
--- Capability to understand and apply regulatory, licensure, and
accreditation standards for behavioral health hospitals in conduct
--- Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile
situations; set and maintain therapeutic boundaries with patients
during treatment and following discharge ABOUT US Voyages
Behavioral Health -is committed to being the most trusted source
for behavioral health services in every community it serves by
utilizing experienced and dedicated staff to provide high quality
patient care and customer service. As an affiliate of -PAM Health,
our organization has over 44 Long Term Acute Care and
Rehabilitation hospitals and 16 Outpatient Clinics currently in
operation across the country, proudly offering services including
comprehensive wound care, aquatic therapy, ventilator weaning,
amputation treatment, pain management and now -Behavioral Health,
inpatient, outpatient, and ECT service lines. Joining our PAMily
allows you to work in a collaborative environment with colleagues
and leadership with exposure to a variety of patient care levels.
Aside from our competitive pay, generous paid benefit time, and
excellent insurance options, you will also have opportunities for
professional growth through our Education Advancement Program. We
are excited to learn more about you and hope that you consider
joining us on a shared mission to improve the lives of others by
being an integral part of our We Care Program. Please take a moment
to visit us online at -www.voyageshealth.com -for a comprehensive
look at how we're able to positively impact our local communities.
Voyages Behavioral Health -does not discriminate and does not
permit discrimination, including, without limitation, bullying,
abuse or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical
or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression or HIV status, or based on association with another
person on account of that person's actual or perceived race, color,
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or
mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression or HIV status.
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